The Last Door – Pelgrane Promotion

Jul.29, 2014, under featured, the last door

Today we’re partnering up with with Pelgrane to bring you a very special cross promotion. If you sign up for our newsletter you get two coupon codes, one for $5 off Pelgrane Press and one for 20% off The Last Door  at the Phoenix Online Store. (continue reading…)

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Quest For Infamy – Community Feedback

Jul.23, 2014, under featured, quest for infamy

Quest for Infamy's release on Steam and GOG brought about a slew of user reviews. The overall response has been overwhelmingly positive and we’d like to share some of them with you.“Had a blast with this game. The art is great, voices are good (especially the narrator), but the music is OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING" - El_Guapo on Steam“The detail is top notch, the exploration is top notch, great narration, the music is so classic and really takes you back to when gaming music had great character, the game is well worth the price and I hope these guys make plenty to keep bringing us such wonderful games.”  - Savatage79 on GOG“As an old fan of Quest for Glory and the point and click adventure series in general, I very much loved this game." - tdonovansanders27 on Steam"This game is really well made. It revives the spirit of the old Sierra on line classics.Most definetly a game worth playing." - Yellowblackgod on GOGIt’s humbling to see the amazing love and support Quest For Infamy received from the community. We hope everyone will enjoy Roehm’s quest for glory, money and most of all, infamy.Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

Quest for Infamy‘s release on Steam and GOG brought about a slew of user reviews. The overall response has been overwhelmingly positive and we’d like to share some of them with you. (continue reading…)

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Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar – The Lore

Jul.22, 2014, under featured, Heroes And Legends

The release of Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar is fast approaching. Phoenix Online Publishing recently announced this Strategy/RPG hybrid, scheduled to be launch on August 21st. Until then, let us explore the lore from the Conquerors of Kolhar. (continue reading…)

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Quest For Infamy Review Round-Up

Jul.18, 2014, under featured, quest for infamy

Quest For Infamy has been has been out for just slightly over a week now and reviews have been pouring in from various review outlets. So why don’t we take a look at what some of the reviewers out there thought of our game?Mouse N’ Joypad:“Quest For Infamy is a game that celebrates and builds upon its legacy. It takes one of the most lucrative genres of the (relatively) old days, slaps some RPG on top of it and adds hilarious commentary for good measure. This is the best example of an old-school game done right.”Gamezebo:“The result is a game that is nearly perfect in its presentation—its characters, dialogue, puzzles, and world are brilliant in their combination of believable depth and ridiculousness”Sticky Trigger:“Fans of the old Sierra games will lap this up without hesitation. Its a great homage to the age old Point and Click adventure, and it pulls it off flawlessly.”Infotainment News:“This is a fun throwback type of game with a sense of humor and purposefully retro-graphics.   It has a few quirks here and there but overall seems like a lot of fun”Leviathyn:“it should not be missed by anyone with fond memories of Sierra’s golden age.”Gamebreak:“It’s a blast from the past that doesn’t take itself serious and does a wonderful job at balancing brilliance with slapstick buffoonery!”It’s humbling to see that so many enjoyed Quest For Infamy and that adventure games can still connect with gamers everywhere. We hope you’re enjoying the game game and we’d like to thank you, the community for all the support. Until next time.Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

Quest For Infamy has been has been out for just slightly over a week now and reviews have been pouring in from various review outlets. So why don’t we take a look at what some of the reviewers out there thought of our game? (continue reading…)

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Heroes & Legends: Gameplay Overview

Jul.17, 2014, under featured, Heroes And Legends

We&#8217;ve stated before Heroes &amp; Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar is a game that combines RPG with Strategy elements, but how exactly does it coalesce both elements? It&#8217;s with the intent to answer that very question that we&#8217;ll be taking an overview look at its gameplay.<br />
Developed by just three people, Heroes &amp; Legends has you controlling a party of adventurers. At the start your team consists of a warrior, healer and a wizard, though as the game progresses new members are added.</p>
<p>The story is told mostly through text and image stills, similar to many JRPGS, however, to keep the gameplay flowing, players can choose their next destination on a map.</p>
<p>Events can be story-based assignments which progress the main campaign, secondary missions to increase experience and loot or random events which may either help or hinder your party.</p>
<p>Combat is handled automatically. Each character has an Active Time Based system similar to Final Fantasy IV, meaning the fight is handled in real time, but each member needs to recover after attacking.</p>
<p>To keep battles interesting, players will have to manage party members in real time. This mean selecting which battle skills to use, shift their formation during battle, level them up during the actual fight and managing drops as they come. You have a limited inventory which only holds 5 items, as new weapons and potions are dropped, old ones will have to equipped, used or discarded.</p>
<p>Upon completing a mission, you can visit the crafting menu to retire excess gear for materials and then use those towards creating new equipment. Bare in mind certain items and gear require your characters to meet certain requirements in their stats.</p>
<p>In order to increase your character&#8217;s stats, you&#8217;ll have to of course, level up. Leveling up prompts you to a window where you can select one of three randomly selected stats. Moreover, characters may also learn new combat skills, but the combat skills they&#8217;re allowed into battle is limited, so players will have to choose wisely.</p>
<p>We hope you enjoyed this overview look into Heroes &amp; Legends' gameplay. Bare in mind we only touched the surface, as we didn't discuss the story, future party members, gameplay strategies or even the types of enemies you'll run into. Until then we hope to see you on our next entry.<br />
Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

We’ve stated before Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar is a game that combines RPG with Strategy elements, but how exactly does it coalesce both elements? It’s with the intent to answer that very question that we’ll be taking an overview look at its gameplay.

Developed by just three people, Heroes & Legends has you controlling a party of adventurers. At the start your team consists of a warrior, healer and a wizard, though as the game progresses new members are added. (continue reading…)

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Quest For Infamy Backer Spotlight

Jul.16, 2014, under featured, quest for infamy

Paying homage to Sierra On-Line‘s classic Quest for Glory, Quest for Infamy turns the idea on its head and makes you play the anti-hero. During the Kickstarter campaign, several tiers were opened up for backers to get their name and likeness in the game. This “Backer Spotlight” video by Kickstart Ventures showcases these generous people. (continue reading…)

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Quest For Infamy Official Walkthrough

Jul.15, 2014, under featured, quest for infamy

Quest For Infamy is a game with its roots set on Sierra On-Line&#8217;s Quest For Glory series. These were revolutionary games that mixed adventure gaming with RPG stats. Gameplay mechanics weren&#8217;t the only feature where Quest For Infamy took a page from its spiritual predecessor. Classic Sierra On-Line adventure games are known for their coalescing a gripping world with a high difficulty. It was this reason that led us to create an official Quest For Infamy walkthrough. This booklet lists all quests, items and locations necessary to finish the game.Although the game does not feature any unwinnable situations or &#8216;zombie&#8217; statuses, it can still be a challenge to figure out every puzzle or finding the correct item at the right time.We hope this little bit of assistance will help you further enjoy Quest For Infamy, even anti-heroes need a bit of help now and again.Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

Quest For Infamy is a game with its roots set on Sierra On-Line’s Quest For Glory series. These were revolutionary games that mixed adventure gaming with RPG stats.

Gameplay mechanics weren’t the only feature where Quest For Infamy took a page from its spiritual predecessor. Classic Sierra On-Line adventure games are known for their coalescing a gripping world with a high difficulty. It was this reason that led us to create an official Quest For Infamy walkthrough. This booklet lists all quests, items and locations necessary to finish the game. (continue reading…)

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Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar

Jul.15, 2014, under featured, Heroes And Legends

Phoenix Online Publishing and Cuve Games have teamed up to bring you Heroes &amp; Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar, for PC, Mac and Linux on August 21st.Heroes &amp; Legends mixes a variety of gameplay elements from popular genres such as RPGs, Strategy and Roguelikes, and creates an exciting and frantic game revolving around automated combat. Outfit your party of five powerful heroes with custom-made weapons and armor built using a full-fledged crafting system, then lead them into battle against legions of lethal foes.As you defeat foes your characters will earn experience, eventually leveling up, and you will also gather important loot including new weapons and armor as well as invaluable boosts from items such as health potions and level-up scrolls. You can also explore the map for randomized events which may aid or hinder the party&#8217;s quest.With over 100 monster types to defeat, Heroes &amp; Legend&#8217;s features aquick and engaging combat is perfect in length for its new home on the mobile platform. The game is easy to learn and fun to master, and with its mix of RPG and Roguelike elements fans of both genres will find themselves enthralled with its simple charm and strategic difficulty. Heroes &amp; Legends will be available for PC, Max and Linux on August 21.Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

Phoenix Online Publishing and Cuve Games have teamed up to bring you Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar, for PC, Mac and Linux on August 21st.

Heroes & Legends mixes a variety of gameplay elements from popular genres such as RPGs, Strategy and Roguelikes, and creates an exciting and frantic game revolving around automated combat. Outfit your party of five powerful heroes with custom-made weapons and armor built using a full-fledged crafting system, then lead them into battle against legions of lethal foes. (continue reading…)

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Gabriel Knight Soundtrack Pt. 2

Jul.14, 2014, under developer diary, featured, gabriel knight

 

Not too long ago we checked out some of the remastered songs for the 20th Anniversary Edition of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers.

Today we continue our look into these songs, all of which were remastered by the series’ original composer, Robert Holmes. (continue reading…)

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Quest For Infamy Available on Steam, GOG and the Phoenix Store!

Jul.14, 2014, under featured, quest for infamy

Quest For Infamy is out in stores now and it’s already receiving several reviews (continue reading…)

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